TICK BITE EDUCATION
Updated: May 21
TICK BITE EDUCATION BELOW:
1. NEW BITE
2. DIFFERENT TYPES OF TICKS
3.TICK ATTACHMENT TIME
4.TICK BITE AND HOW TO HANDLE
5. TICK TESTING
6. TREAT BITE CORRECTLY FOR DOCTORS
1. NEW BITE ?
PRINT for doctors so you get enough antibiotics. (Always treat the bite) I wouldn't personally take less than 8 weeks.
This gives antibiotic instructions too.
This one great:
I would also suggest emailing or walking in with this list of education below if you want to take one step further. More education the better.
"Prominent Lyme-treating physician Dr. Richard Horowitz lists evidence regarding Borrelia’s ability to survive antibiotics. I recommend you save this answer in your files for future discussions with doctors and others."
2. DIFFERENT TYPES OF TICKS
"When it comes to tick-borne diseases, what many people don’t realize is that there are hundreds of different species of ticks. While there are about 900 different types of ticks around the world, there are only a few that bite and transmit diseases to humans."
"Ticks come in many different varieties that not only look different, but also live in different regions and environments, and can transmit different types of diseases to both people and animals."
"There are two families of ticks found in the United States: Ixodidae (hard ticks) and Argasidae (soft ticks). Of the 700 species of hard ticks and 200 species of soft ticks found throughout the world."
"Ticks will also appear differently depending on where in their life cycle they are. The tick has four different life cycles: egg, larvae, nymph, and adult tick. It can also be hard to distinguish what type of tick is on you while they are biting you because they burrow into the skin. While it feeds, however, the body of the tick becomes larger, so that could help to determine the type of tick if you can see any distinctive markings."
3. TICK ATTACHMENT TIME EDUCATION
(Copy and paste these when someone tries to say it has to be attached for 36-48 hours because that is FALSE)
Always fight back calmly with confidence by providing education.
"In a 1995 study performed on ticks infected with Borrelia, researchers found that transmission of the bacteria was determined by how much Borrelia was in the salivary gland of the infected tick, not how long it had fed. "
"Currently, the CDC’s website states: “In most cases, the tick must be attached for 36 to 48 hours or more before the Lyme disease bacterium can be transmitted.” Unfortunately, this sends the false message that there is NO risk if any tick is removed within 36 to 48 hours of attachment. This simply IS NOT TRUE! In fact, there are currently no studies showing the minimum attachment time for transmission of Lyme to humans."
4. HOW TO HANDLE A TICK BITE
"Many people suffer lifelong disability because they followed their doctor’s advice to “watch and wait” for symptoms to develop."
Here is a video I did to educate on what to do if you get bit.
Share for awareness and to learn what to do yourself.